Welcome to the Alumni Class of 1952

 

1952

SAVE-THE-DATE FOR OUR 65th REUNION!

June 8-11, 2017

  

WHO'S COMING?

Even though registration doesn't start until late March, we already have commitments from the folks listed below.  Our goal is to list as many names as possible.  We'd love to add yours.  Please email pwblanchard@twcny.rr.com

DON FOLLETT

BOB CONTI

ELLIE HOSPODOR CONTI

DICK DYE

SUE YOUKER SCHLAEPFER

PAUL BLANCHARD

JOY REES HOFFMAN

JOAN BOFFA GAUL

RIK CLARK

 PAT DEXTER CLARK

BIBBI HARTSHORN

                     CAPPY  INNES                     

TOM CASHEL

DICK DAVIS

JANE KIELY DAVIS

CARR FERGUSON

ELI MANCHESTER

JIM GIBBS

GEORGE KENNEDY

GAYLE RAYMOND KENNEDY

SID GOLDSTEIN

PHOEBE VANDERVORT GOLDSTEIN

DON HENN

TERRY WARREN

DORI CROZIER WARREN

JUDY CALHOUN SCHURMAN

BERNARD GOLD

C.V. NOYES

STEPHEN TAUBER

HAZEL LOWE VON ROSENVINGE


What can you look forward to at our Reunion?

* Wax nostalgic with friends old and new at our class banquets at the beautiful Statler Hotel and the world-renowned Lab of Ornithology.

* Reminisce about our time on the Hill at our class forum led by Brad Edmondson ’81, author of Postwar Cornell: How the Greatest Generation Transformed a University, 1944–1952.

* Celebrate and honor Class of 1952 and other Cornell veterans at a special gathering at Barton Hall featuring remarks from General Michael Hall

* Enjoy entertainment by the Hangovers and gather with classmates for late night sing-a-longs in our class lounge (We need someone to "tickle the ivories" and provide some music and pitch for our afterglow singers in the class lounge).

* Experience Reunion favorites like the Olin Lecture, the State of the University Address, the Savage Club Show, the Chorus and Glee Club Concert, and Cornelliana Night.

* Explore Cornell’s beautiful campus, just steps away from our class headquarters. 

 

Click here to see Good Old Days on the Hill 1948-1952, the wonderful video
that we produced for our 40th Reunion in 1992. 

 

Don Follett (Class President), Dick Dye (Reunion Chair), Sue Youker Schlaepfer (Reunion Chair), Bob Conti (Class President)

'52 Letter From The Presidents

May 2016

Dear ’52 Classmates,

Mark your calendars NOW – for our 65th Reunion, June 8 – 11, 2017. The reunion theme is “Thank You, Cornell” and we urge everyone to attend, participate, and help to make this Reunion truly special!

Sue Schlaepfer and Dick Dye, our Reunion chairs, have the Reunion program almost finalized. We’ll be headquartered at the Statler with most of our activities and meals there, or close by. For events away from the Statler, we will have transportation from the Statler. Our class housing is at the Statler, or at the Best Western University motel.  

To supplement the many exciting Cornell programs on campus, we will focus on opportunities for our class to renew old friendships, make new ones, share memories, and especially have fun! We’ll have a Statler meeting room with class memorabilia, pictures, and time to reconnect and chat.

One of our exclusive and special programs is the 65th Reunion Legacy Project. It will be a collection of written classmate memories of what it meant to be a Cornellian during 1948 - 1952. It’ll be an opportunity to describe the impact Cornell had on you personally and professionally. For   World War II and Korean War veterans, it will be an opportunity for you to share those experiences with your classmates.

YOU WILL BE THE AUTHORS!! This written collection will be bound, and donated to the Cornell Archives. So write freely. Be spontaneous. It’s the content that matters. There are no grades, so let the words flow! Do it NOW, and whenever you’re inspired between now and Reunion, as often as the spirit moves you. All submissions will be collected, and posted on our website (classof52.alumni.cornell.edu). No password is needed. Send your writings to Sue Schlaepfer, 106 Sheldon Road, Ithaca, NY 14850 (ss123130@cloud.com), or Dick Dye, 15 Rockledge Road, Pleasantville, NY 10570 (dickdye@verizon.net).

We look forward to seeing you “On the Hill” in June, 2017. Our class set the 60th Reunion attendance record in 2012. Help us to repeat next year, with a 65th Reunion record!

Bob Conti                                            Don Follett

Co-President                                       Co-President

 

A Trip Down Memory Lane

This is what the Cornell University physical layout looked like in 1950.  The 4 years of summaries, written at the time, record some of our experiences.  The beauty and the experiences of our undergraduate years will never be forgotten.  All of this, of course, has changed in the 65 years that have passed.  Come back to Ithaca and see, as well as learn, how much bigger the "Big Red" is, physically, academically and socially.  Cornell has more than kept pace - it has led.  See for yourself.



Read about each of our 4 years on campus here:

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_52_history__49-_50.pdf

_52_history__50-_51.pdf

_52_history__51-_52.pdf

 

Current Class of 1952 Leadership

Co-Presidents
Bob Conti
Don Follett

Membership Chair
Bob Conti

Secretary
Joy Rees Hoffman
Janet McCulloch

Class Correspondent
Joan Boffa Gaul

Cornell Annual Fund Rep
Rik Clark

Class Historian
Bibbi Antrim Hartshorn
Cappy Innes

Reunion Co-Chairs
Dick Dye
Sue Youker Schlaepfer

Affinity Chair
Thomas Cashel

Website
Paul Blanchard

Nominations Chairs
Paul Blanchard
Joy Rees Hoffman

Class Council Members
Paul W. Blanchard
Dean F. Bock
Jack L. Bradt
Jack Brennan
Mary Shear Brennan
Irwin S. Broida
Jack Carpenter
Patricia Dexter Clark

 

Class Council Members (continued)

Richard C. Clark
Donald R. Collins
Bob Conti
Eleanor Hospodor Conti
Jean Brown Craig
Jane Kiely Davis
Richard K. Davis
Joan Hockert Donnelly
Thomas O. Duff
Dick Dye
Fred J. Eydt
John M. Farrell
Milton C. Ferguson
Don Follett
Joan Boffa Gaul
Lillian Schneider Gerstman
James L. Gibbs Jr
Gertrude Serby Gildea
Phebe Vandervort Goldstein
Sid Goldstein
Carl F. Gortzig
Bibbi Antrim Hartshorn
Donald E. Henn
Paul N. Herman
Polly Prine Herman
Joy Rees Hoffman
Dana S. Johnson
Gale Raymond Kennedy
George M. Kennedy
John C. Lankenau
Jeanne Irish Lewis
Marilyn Heidelberger Mac Ewen
Eli Manchester Jr.
Janet McCulloch
Carol Winter Mund
Sue Youker Schlaepfer
Judith Calhoun Schurman
John P. Smoots Jr.
Harold Tanner
June Williamson Turgeon
Henry C. Ver Valen III
Dori Crozier Warren
E. Terry Warren


For Class of 1952 information (or comments) contact:
Don Follett dmfollett@yahoo.com 610-691-4881
Bob Conti rconti@bryant.edu 610-625-0876

If you have news for the Cornell Alumni News, contact:
Joan Boffa Gaul joangaul@mac.com 412-687-6112

For questions or comments on the website, contact:
Paul Blanchard pwblanchard@twcny.rr.com 607-257-2060